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Alimony After the 2017 Tax Code Changes

One of the givens for divorcing couples in the United States has always been the alimony is deducted from the payor’s income and includible in the recipient’s income for purposes of federal taxes. This structure provided some relief by way … Continue reading

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How Long Will Alimony Last – Alimony Modifications

One of the primary functions of the 2011 Alimony Reform Act was to set guidelines for the length of alimony awards in Massachusetts. The length of the award is now tied to the length of the marriage. The chart below … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Alimony 101

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One of the first questions I am asked during my initial consultations with new clients considering divorce is either “do I qualify for alimony?” or “do you think I will have to pay alimony?”. Every client that comes into my … Continue reading

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Family law- Don’t lie to your Attorney!

The jurors gaze disapprovingly at the Defendant, while the prosecutor sits back in his chair, reclining slightly away from the table in front of him while a satisfied grin plays across his face. It looks like there is no hope … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Alimony Reform Act and Cohabitation and Modification

It used to be that an alimony recipient could live with a significant other for years and purposefully never marry to avoid having alimony payments terminate, but now those days are over. On March 1, 2012 the Alimony Reform Act … Continue reading

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